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Don't you hate it...(3 posts)

Don't you hate it...MrCelloBoy
Mar 26, 2002 12:33 PM
On a club ride Sunday. Relatively "frisky" group. Our loop included a fairly steep 4+ mile climb with a rest/refreshment stop at a private home 2/3 of the way up the ascent. As we regrouped at the bottom prior to the climb an obvious racer in training flew through our group and, out of the saddle, attacked the climb. Later, after our refreshment stop, the fastest of us were pausing at the top of the climb when a guy in blue flashed past and disappeared down the descending route. Guess who? He was on his second lap! Oh what you are capable of when ALL you do is ride!
i.e., "there's always a bigger fish."RideLots
Mar 26, 2002 1:24 PM
Yup. No matter who you are, odds are there is someone faster. Even Lance only wins a few stages a year.

I don't hate them. I realize that for any given activity, there are tradeoffs. You must give something up to be good at something. Most really good racers I know are single, live in small apartments, work jobs that don't demand lots of hours, and drive 14 year old Toyotas. We make conscious choices about these things.
Yep, or...................JS
Mar 26, 2002 2:44 PM
they have a ton of money and extra time. Alot of those in So. Cal. I'm probably more like the first.